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UNIOSUN: Alakija to Begin Building of Paediatric Hospital

Folorunso Alakija. Photo: CNBC Africa

The plan to begin the construction of a paediatric hospital at the Osun State University has been announced by Folorunso Alakija, Chancellor of the university.
According to Premium Times, it was recalled that Folorunso Alakija promised to build the hospital following her appointment in 2016 as the Chancellor of the university by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state.
According to the spokesperson of the university, Jibola Oyekunle, the amiable business woman who was rated by Forbes as the second richest woman in Africa made the announcement at the beginning of the week when the management of the institution paid her a visit in Lagos.
“I am ready to begin work on the hospital project to be located at the Oshogbo campus of the university,” Alakija said.
“The hospital will provide numerous benefits to the people including through job creation, health care services and improvement of the internally generated revenue of the state.
“People are tired of giving free donations except there is something there to gain in return. As an institution, we have to look inward and run the university like a business. The profits from the business could now be used to maintain and sustain the university,” she added.

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